The Chateau Sleeps Up To 17 Guests In 8 Bedrooms Each With Its Own Bath.
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About Jonathan Loy
We live in the U.S. Virgin Islands where Neil started a telecommunications company in1987 that is now publicly-traded and owns operations in the U.S. and Caribbean. We personally own and operate Coral World Ocean Park, a marine park and tourist attraction on St. Thomas as well as a restaurant, the Old Stone Farmhouse. We both grew up in the U.S. Northeast. Neil attended the Holy Cross College and Trudie graduated from Tufts University. We are both former lawyers (Neil a graduate of Harvard Law School and Trudie a graduate of Washington College of Law, American University).
Jonathan Loy purchased this Castle in 2011
Why Jonathan Loy chose Sadirac
As lovers of French wine, we decided we would like our own vineyard. Having traveled in the beautiful and historic Bordeaux region previously, we began our search here and found the perfect castle in a perfect setting. And here we planted our vines.
What makes this Castle unique
The chateau is a fairytale castle complete with turrets in a secluded park-like setting. The house is full of surprising architectural details like the massive fireplace in the kitchen, the elegant central staircase, the turret sitting area in one of the bedrooms, and the copper tub in one of the bathrooms. Deer and partridge visit the lawn. Dining al fresco on the terrace overlooking the vines on a warm, sunny day is glorious.
Pool / Spa
No smoking - Smoking permitted outsideSmoking permitted outside
Max guests: 12
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
The Perfect Setting
Petit Verdus is an amazing home. We had 12 family members ages 2 to 80, and the accommodations were perfect. The quality of the chateau's layout, its comfort, location, amenities, and the preparation and responsiveness driven by Susi and Jonathan is unparalleled. Each person in our party was extremely pleased and impressed with the Petit Verdus experience, and eager to return!
Thank you for your kind words - so glad you had such a wonderful stay!
Magical fairytale castle nestled in vineyards
Beautiful chateau located about 35 min for St Emilion and the same distance to Bordeaux. You definitely need a car to get around. The closest town we found was Creon (about 7 mins away) which had a fun brasserie type restaurant and a fabulous boulangerie with all sorts of wonderful pastisseries, breads, pizzas, quiche sandwiches and even rotisserie chicken. The Chateau is lovely, comfortable and tastefully decorated. The Kit is well equipped so making a quick meal was very easy. The last evening there we had a grand finally dinner with a chef that Suzi had recommended. He has done dinners there before so was very familiar with the kitchen.It was spectacular. I highly recommend having an elegant dinner at the chateau. A fabulous experience.
Thank you Marie-Noelle, we're glad you had such a wonderful time!
When a dream comes true
This chateau is more than you can dream of!
Wonderful location, superb decoration, incredible rooms.
We spent unforgettable 4 days in this chateau and we will definitely come back to stay longer.
Thank you Susi and Jonathan for making our stay so special. Your dinners, breakfast and overall support can not be topped, they are just ten out of ten. Unforgettable is also your afternoon tea, never experienced something more unique than that!
Looking forward to seeing you and staying at le Petit Verdus very soon.
One more time, a big thank you from all of us!
Monika, Marcel & co
Thank you Monika & Marcel - it was a pleasure to host you, your family and friends. We'd be delighted to have you back to stay again and again!
With very best regards, Jonathan & Susi
Beautiful property, full of old world charm in pristine condition!
Had such a wonderful time! Jonathan and Suzy took such wonderful care of us, organised in house chefs, tours and ofcourse their wonderful morning breakfast spreads are like no other!
Can’t wait to come back again and try another one of Chateaux Livings properties that are in the wonderful care of Jonathan And Suzy!
Thank you Ania - it was a pleasure to have you and your family staying with us. We would be delighted to welcome you back! À bientôt!!
we went with another couple to celebrate 20th wedding anniversaries. Obviously there was more than enough room. We did not enjoy the pool due to cold and bad weather but every morning I enjoyed a walk through the woods of the property. The entire house is comfortable and we enjoyed dinner by fireside in the kitchen and also after dinner by the fire in the living room. We hired a private chef 2 nights and both were wonderful meals. We went out every day on a sightseeing trip of some sort but this house is so comfortable that a day just hanging out at the chateau would be lovely. I would definitely love to go back soon!!!
Château Le Petit Verdus is only 25 minutes from the heart of Bordeaux city, labeled a "City of Art and History" and listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Bordeaux is home to one of Europe's biggest 18th-century architectural urban areas. In 2015, it won the title of Best European Destination & Best City in the World to visit in 2017 by Lonely Planet & The Los Angeles Times.
Only 30 minutes away is the historic town of St. Emilion - another UNESCO world heritage site and a beautiful medieval citadel producing some of the world’s greatest wines, with many excellent restaurants. Wine tastings are available at the famous surrounding chateaus. An hour in the other direction is the Medoc wine region, including famous Chateau Margaux.
The stunning Cote d'Argent coastline is 1.25 hours away by car. Arcachon has a fine beach. At its southern entrance from the Atlantic Ocean, the Bassin d'Arcachon is crowned by the Dune du Pyla Europe's largest sand dune. Enjoy oysters fresh out of the water from the bay. The nearby Teich Bird Reserve is a natural reserve with excellent infrastructure for those who love bird watching. A trail of 5km around different habitats leads to a series of observation hides and look-outs where you can spot all sorts of water birds and take great pictures. It is a gathering point for storks, cranes, herons and smaller birds.
In the charming town of Creon 10 minutes away, there is a Wednesday market with fresh produce, meats, fish, cheese, bread and crafts. Creon also has a large, well-stocked Carrefour supermarket.
There is a 57 km bicycle path starting in Latresne, southeast of the Bordeaux city center on the eastern side of the Garonne River that runs through the nearby town of Créon to Sauveterre-de-Guyenne. Bicycle rentals are available in Creon on the bike path. It is about 25 km from Creon to Bordeaux. Access from Latresne to Bordeaux is via a river bike path.
Golf de Teynac is 15 minutes and Golf de Bordeaux is 30 minutes away. Horseback riding is under 10 minutes away.
The chateau is 10 minutes from the Abbey of La Sauve-Majeure (included as part of the UNESCO World Heritage site of the pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela).
The Chateau is 25 minutes from Frontenac (wall climbing, other outdoor activities), 10 minutes away is a tree climbing and adventure park called Arbor et Sens, and 30 minutes away is Lac de Blasimon with a sandy beach for swimming and fishing.
Canoe and kayak rentals on the Dordogne are available in Pessac-sur-Dordogne about 50 minutes away.
The prehistoric cave of Lascaux, dating to 15,000 B.C. and famous for Paleolothic cave paintings, is two hours' drive via toll road.